The Mark of a Man

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

Participating is August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman Blogfest got me to wondering—why not have a Mark of a Man Blogfest. I loved participating in her blogfest, and I think it’s great that she does it, but I also think maybe this is an idea whose time has come.

There are only three things that motivate a man: his belly, his ego and his libido.

Men are all logic and no emotion.

Grown men don’t cry.

The mark of a real man is washboard abs.

A man’s gotta have broad shoulders and slim hips.

A man’s value is measured in inches.

You’ve heard all these and other trite little statements about men. Do they really describe the male gender? Is there more to a man that this, or is this all there is?

Just as there is a lot more to a woman’s beauty than surgically enhanced boobs, there is more to a man’s worth than penile enlargement, although I’m bombarded all the time with spam about this method or that, surgical or non-surgical, for enlargement. I also see a lot of blogs, movie reviews, etc., judging men based on how their abs ripple.

Are these things really how women rate men? Are these the most important things for a woman to consider in evaluating whether or not a man is worthy of her time?

Do our minds count for anything? Our personality? Our character? Have we entered a youth culture in which only men with young, firm bodies are of value?

It’s your turn to tell us, ladies. Join in the Mark of a Man Blogfest. Write your own blog on the subject and post it on your own site on Friday, March 15th. Be sure to put in a link to my site, so your readers can see the opinions of other writers, too. I’ll list links to all posts entered into the blogfest as long as I get them by noon of Thursday, March 15th. Let me know if you’re entering the blogfest by Wednesday, March 14th.

Your link will be listed on my site in the order in which I receive the notification of your entry. Let’s have some fun with this.

By the way, guys, I’ve addressed this announcement primarily to women, but I’d like to see a healthy number of entries from you, too. Don’t let them have all the fun.


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About David N. Walker

David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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  4. Barb Estinson says:

    I don’t have a blog, but I’ll reply here. The mark of a man to me has to do with his integrity, his sense of compassion, his honesty, kind eyes, and a good sense of humor. His willingness to listen and try to understand others’ viewpoints and feelings is important too.


  5. Sharon K. Walker says:

    Whether male or female, character, personality, and looks are important to me, but character is of the utmost importance. Without positive character, the others fast lose their significance.


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